Updated on August 29, 2018

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives in Japan

At each of Sony's business sites in Japan, an Occupational Health and Safety Committee made up of labor and management personnel meets every month. The committee develops occupational health and safety (OHS) policies tailored to each business site, and establishes targets, develops action plans, and implements initiatives to secure safe and healthy workplaces.

OHS managers from Sony Group companies and business sites in Japan gather at a national OHS conference held one or two times per year. At the conference, they report on OHS policies, targets, and strategies, and the results are communicated throughout the Sony Group. They also discuss audit results, occupational accidents, target achievement, risk reduction at business sites, and initiatives to maintain and improve health.

Priority Measures in Japan

Sony is working to achieve its Vision Zero goals by pursuing initiatives under a common set of annual priority measures in Japan to assess risks and enhance employee wellness.

Monitoring Legal and Regulatory Trends

To keep abreast of legal and regulatory trends in Japan in the area of OHS, in-house specialist staff members have developed and regularly update a database of related information and are charged with determining whether changes to laws and regulations apply to Sony sites. Sony has also created a framework for providing support to sites affected by such changes through the dissemination of up-to-date information, and enforces strict compliance standards at all work sites. Sony also includes information on legal and regulatory matters in the OHS newsletter it publishes for Group companies in Japan, with the aim of enhancing employees' level of compliance awareness.

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